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A sustainable process to obtain furfuryl alcohol from biorefinery products

The CSIC has developed a process to obtain furfuryl alcohol based on the continuous gas-phase hydrogenation of furfural with formic acid as a source of hydrogen. It uses catalysts based on metal nanoparticles that avoid metals harmful to health and the environment. Companies in the chemical or pharmaceutical sector interested in further developing the process are sought.

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Zeolites for the synthesis of drugs and chiral chemicals

CSIC scientists have developed a new chiral zeolitic material for the asymmetric synthesis of chiral products. The scientists point out that its particular structure allows the processing of large molecules. Pharmaceutical and fine chemical companies interested in licensing the patent for the development of synthesis processes are sought.

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BODIPY derivative fluorescent markers that can attach to diverse biomolecules

CSIC scientists have developed and patented an analogous molecule of the PM567 laser colorant. These compounds are stable and can attach to biomolecules by means of ‘click’ chemistry. They can be bond to very diverse molecules and their production process is easily scalable. Main applications are the biomedical ones. Companies of the chemical sector interested in their commercial exploitation are sought.

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Cleaning works of art with a light source and without solvents

Scientists at CSIC and at the University of Bologna have developed a method for the removal of calcium carbonate crystals on surface of cultural heritage and artworks by means of a light source at a specific wavelength. Industrial partners are being sought to collaborate through a patent licence agreement.

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Nanostructured lipid hydrogel in highly diluted conditions composed only by lipids and water

CSIC scientists have developed and patented a hydrogel formed exclusively by lipids dispersed in a large amount of water, without the need of using surfactants or polymers. This fact avoids risk of irritations or adverse responses in case of medical applications. This material is biocompatible and favors the transport of drugs through topical, ocular or mucous routes.

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